“In a sign of our commitment, very soon, @POTUS will sign legislation to strengthen and codify the U.S' sanctions against Russia,” Pence tweeted Monday.

The U.S. vice president has also commented on Russia’s recent move to expel American diplomats.

Read alsoMcFaul: Not so many U.S. diplomats in Russia as Putin wants to expel“Recent diplomatic action taken by Moscow will not deter commitment of U.S to our security, our allies, & freedom-loving nations,” he wrote in a separate tweet.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed a possibility for Patriot missile systems deployment in Estonia, one of the former Soviet republics in the Baltic region.